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If you are feeling lonely, we are here to help! We provide an Accredited Visiting Service that can help to ease social isolation. 

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Age Concern believes older people should always be respected and never abused. Find out how to get help if you are not being treated with dignity and respect. 

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Read up on our 'Recipes for Life' which provide practical and useful advice for happiness in all areas of life. 

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Get advice on whether or not to move, tips for making your home more age-friendly and find out the answers to common questions regarding residential care. 

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Find out more about NZ Super, what to consider before becoming a guarantor and why you need an Enduring Power of Attorney. 

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Read the latest research from Age Concern and other organisations into issues affecting older people as well as our latest submissions to government. 


Valuing Age: The economic contribution of older New Zealanders

New Zealand has an ageing population. New Zealanders are living longer, healthier and more active lives. The ageing of our population is often portrayed in terms of increased costs; including costs of health care, residential care and New Zealand Superannuation.

The positive contribution that is made by older people to our public, families, employment, volunteering and community, deserves much wider recognition and respect.

Older people work, volunteer, provide care and participate widely in community and family life. Many families, communities and organisations depend on older people for their skills, knowledge and experience; older people provide care and support to thousands of others who benefit from their assistance. With one of the highest rates of over 65’s workforce participation, older New Zealanders are significant economic contributors through taxation, spending and saving. Older people form an important, growing market for the providers of goods and services.

Every aspect of New Zealand life is greatly enriched by the active involvement of those over 65. This Valuing Age infographic draws on existing research, including ‘The Business of Ageing’ and shows the positive economic impact and contribution made by older New Zealanders. 
Blog »
What influences older people to become University students? Our Policy Volunteer explores this questions in our NEW blog post. 
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Latest Submissions »
Read our submission on the Family and Whanau Violence Legislation (24 May 2017) 
Read our submission on Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence within Whanau Workforce Capability.